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Gift Ideas: Last-Minute Christmas Gifts in Wheaton

If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Wheaton for great last-minute gift ideas.

With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting.

Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress:

  • Go to The Perfect Thing or Marcel's Culinary Experience (in Glen Ellyn) and pick out some pretty bathroom soaps with a matching towel and soap stand for teachers, relatives and neighbors.
  • Go to  for festive, holiday-inspired bouquets, or wreaths with candles that would make nice centerpieces for a friend or neighbor’s Christmas dinner table.
  • Go to Skylight Bakery Cafe or Graham's Fine Chocolates and order a festive cake or box of cookies or candies that would be a delicious complement to holiday dinners.
  • Go to Prairie Path Outfitters, Midwest Cyclery or Run Today (in Glen Ellyn) and pick up an eco-friendly keychain, gift certificate, new running shoes, cycling gear or sporting accessories for the athlete in your life.
  • Go to Paper House for monogrammed stationary that makes for a simple, yet personal gift.
  • Go to Zazu Salon & Day Spa, Studio 209 or Frank Gironda Salon & Spa and give someone in your life who needs a little relaxation a gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure or spa treatment.

Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below. 

Maew Maewlaay December 14, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Perfect idea ! I also found some good idea for X-mas from this web site http://mygiftschristmas.com
LJack December 15, 2012 at 01:55 PM
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